Were you an avid netball player back in the day? Did you play rugby before moving to the Red Dot? Or fancy joining a sports team to make new friends? Whatever the reason, we've found the best sports clubs across Singapore.
Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about sports activities for the kids here in Singapore, that we forget how good team sports can be for adults. Of course the most obvious benefit of sport is fitness, but there’s so much more to team sport than improving our health.
If you’ve got an intense job or spend a lot of time with the kids, there are enormous gains to be made from joining a team. New friendships can be formed, you’ll develop a sense of camaraderie with your teammates and keeping active is great for your emotional wellbeing.
We know from personal experience that it’s not so easy to track down a comprehensive list of sports clubs for adults in Singapore. For those of us new to the Red Dot, there’s no single repository where you can find your preferred sport and a club based in your area. So we’ve tried our best to list everything out here… now there’s no excuse not to join your local team!
Team sports for adults in Singapore
This is a great sport as it’s one of the safest and least aggressive. Join for a game of floorball at ActiveSG. The amenities, lessons and equipment are all available even if you’re a beginner. Hone your floorball skills regardless of your expertise level and age. Alternatively, join the private floorball group on Meetup where you can take part in a range of friendly matches. Bonus: this is one sport where you can let your guard down, cos’ they don’t mind the game slowing down for you!
Take part in this adrenalin-pumping team sport that’ll help you forge friendships and strengthen bonds. Providing basketball training to all groups and individuals of different ages, Scholar Basketball offers training courses in groups or a private sesh if you’re a little shy. From beginners to intermediate and advanced, there’s training provided for everyone in need of improving their shooting skills. Learn more than just the rules of the game at SG Basketball where you can enrol in competitions and daily groups training as well.
Blokes can join a baseball team here in sunny Singapore, as part of the Singapore Baseball League. You’ll meet people from all over the globe, but you’re sure to bump into plenty of North Americans and Japanese teammates, as it’s one of their national sports. We also love the post-game social scene that baseball offers. Check out Singapore Brewers or Korea Tigers. Or if you’re after softball, get in touch with Diamond Warriors Softball.
The gentleman’s game has a long history here in Singapore. Whilst some of us can’t quite imagine why you would want to stand in the Singapore sun for an entire afternoon, to others it’s their idea of sporting heaven. If you’re one of the latter, there are lots of clubs here who train mid-week and then play on either a Saturday or Sunday. Clubs include Singapore Cricket Club, Ceylon Sports Club and ANZA.
5. Dragon Boating
For an awesome workout and even better fun, consider dragon boating as your next team sport! We love the team-building aspect of dragon boating, the way it breaks through cultural barriers as well as the very attractive benefit of working your abs and core. Muffin top be gone! Get in touch with Canadian Association of Singapore, German Dragons, British Dragon Boat Team and American Dragons to start your dragon boating adventure!
Also known as soccer in some parts of the world, football is the world’s most popular sport. While most of us are just happy to watch a game on the telly, if you actually want to head onto the pitch, there are lots of clubs to choose from. Have a look at ANZA, Hibernians and Singapore Cricket Club.
Hockey is actually the third most popular sport in the world…we never knew! If you’re a hockey fanatic and fancy getting back out there, the Singapore Hockey Federation has leagues for men and women at various levels. Get in touch with Singapore Cricket Club or Tornados Hockey Club to get started. Or if it’s the icy variety of hockey you’re after, check out Singapore Ice Hockey Association.
Netball is a brilliant way to meet new friends and sneak a bit of exercise in at the same time. Singapore has a big netball scene, but you’d never know it from the outside! From amateur through to highly competitive levels and even a mixed comp, there’s something for everyone. You can try Bedok Kings, NZ Flyers, SCC or Back 2 Netball. Or if you’re after something informal and low-cost, Meetup has some great activities, like Ministry of Netball SG.
Singapore loves its rugby, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to clubs. There’s a great community vibe with many of the clubs, owing to the fact that the whole family can join in, with kids teams, women’s teams and touch teams too. Clubs include Bedok Kings, Bedok Kings Women’s Rugby, Singapore Cricket Club, Tanglin Rugby Club, Centaurs and Singapore Wanderers.
If we’re going to get a bod like some of those volleyballers we see at Sentosa, sign us up for some volleyball action! Volleyball is an outstanding cardio workout and is a great way to meet all sorts of people from across the globe. Clubs in Singapore include International Khakis Volleyball Club, Singapore American School and Tigers Volleyball Club.
11. Water Polo
Playing a sport…in water. Should this not be Singapore’s national sport? If you played water polo in your home country at a high level, Queenstown Water Polo is the place to go. It has training sessions running four times a week, and is designed for seasoned water polo players looking to maintain a fun and healthy lifestyle.
So parents, bookmark this list of team sports in Singapore, and join a local team stat!